Network Access for Visitors' Laptops
Please refer any visitors who will need network access for their laptops to this page. We can provice guest wireless in Hamilton Hall and the basement of the Burke Science Building but access anywerhe else will require either that the visitor has EduRoam access from his or her home institution or a MACID so that the MacSecure can be sued; the staff in the main office can apply to UTS for guest MACIDs or individual MACID accounts (depdening on how long the visitor will be here). Note that it can take serveral days for UTS to process a request for an account.
As it says at eduroam.ca, "Eduroam allows students, faculty and staff from eduroam-enabled institutions to get Internet connectivity at their home campus and when visiting other participating campuses by simply opening their laptop, or wireless device, and logging-in with their home credentials." See the eduroam.ca site for the complete list of Eduroam members, including several dozen Canadian universities, and many, many more throughout Europe, Asia and the US (as of 2011, US participation is still relatively low).
Eduroam is the prefered choice for wireless if you are visiting McMaster since it works all over campus and it should just work.
If you are here for a few days or weeks, we will you set you up with wireless and/or wired network access for Hamilton Hall and/or BSB. Your computer will pick up a network address automatically (after you've been granted access, of course) if you choose DHCP or Automatic Configuration.
Click here to request access for Hamilton Hall and the Burke Science Building.
If you are visiting for a few months or longer, you will problably want to have access to the campus-wide wireless network. Your host should arrange for a MACID so that you can use the MacSecure campus wirless network.
If you would like to have a wired connection for use in Hamilton Hall or the Burke Science Building, click here for the request form.
If you wish to print to the shared printers (vs. a printer in your host's office, for example) you will need a departmental computer account; your hosts should contact the system analysts to arrange for an account for you.
Short-term visitors are normally granted access to a wireless network available only in Hamilton Hall because we have control over that network and can set things up very quickly. The MacSecure network, operated by UTS, is available across most of the campus, but we have to wait serveral days to have a MACID account created. Note that a MACID account will also grant accesss to the restricted journals and the campus VPN network.
During most conferences hosted by Math & Stats and some special events held in Hamilton Hall we will have a special wireless network called "math-guest" available on the first floor . In order to access the network, you will need to send your Ethernet address to the systems analysts; further instructions will be emailed to you (and will also be available from the main office in HH-218).